After Dental Implant Surgery
Recommendations for patient care following implant placement
Be sure to get plenty of rest. That's the most important recommendation after implant placement.
Every patient should rest in the 48 to 72 hours following implant placement. This will limit post-surgery bleeding and promote quicker healing of the mouth and gums. We recommend patients drink plenty of fluids, but nothing too cold. Apply an ice pack to the face to reduce swelling in 20-minute intervals for two days. If the implant was placed in the upper portion of the mouth, try not to blow your nose for a period of two weeks. If you need to blow your nose, do so gently.
It's normal for some bleeding to occur in the area of the implant for 2 to 3 days following surgery. The area may be uncomfortable for the first two days, and patients may experience a mild fever. If you're not feeling better by the third day, call your dentist. Patients should eat If they're hungry, but try not to chew on the side of the mouth where the wound id located.